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Is it Too Late to say "Happy New Year"?



The Christmas tree has been dragged out for recycling; the decorations and lights are packed away for another year (will they work again when we unravel them?!); the children are back at school and we are back to work. We've still got some Thank You letters to write, but yesterday I got round to doing some tasks that I had been literally putting off for months. When I got down to them they were manageable and fairly quick to do..and the sense of relief was enormous! One thing I realised last year ( like many other women?) is that I live with a constant sense of guilt.."I haven't done enough" in what seems like most areas of my life. So I'm trying to do something about that - choose to not feel guilty, to tell myself I have done enough - and to get on with those tasks that I put off, and which then contribute to me feeling guilty!

I'll let you know how I get on x

PS My son told me he needed cooking ingredients (chicken soup) literally 3 minutes before leaving the house this morning ...and I found them ! If I achieve nothing else today...

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Jacqui W-G said…
Feeling guilty....mmmm. It is just not a helpful emotion is it? Last night at out inaugural "Exposition" writing group meeting we talked about how we use lists of reminders to help us to function. I know that I can have a "urgent" prompt that I feel sure I will DEFINITELY remember because it is SO IMPORTANT, but the time and place where I am having this moment of relevelation it is impossible to do anything about it. Do I remember it? Probably not for another four days and then guilt does set in and frustration that I am so ineffectual. So I have now taken to using any means of helping me as possible-the Google side bar has a notes facility....putting things in Outlook ....writing lists and placing them in a place where I will see them....procrastination is such a slippery ugly thing in me....oh but the pure delight of ticking off an item, and a whole days of ticks feels so good....so now I must attend to a BIG item on the list (has been there since before Christmas) than will take me at least an hour but I am determined to do it having exposed myself to you all.....and if you want to know more about Exposition then ask away....Jacqui

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